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Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$432

With the grant the Kanabec County Historical Society purchased sixteen rolls of microfilm to make current their collection of Kanabec County Times newspaper through 2007 and fill in the missing years of the Grasston Advance for 1920 and 1922.

Kanabec
Recipient
Wilkin County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,789

WCHS purchased 70 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to expand library research resources and broaden public accessibility to primary records.

Wilkin
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer
Douglas
Recipient
Todd County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Todd
Douglas
Morrison
Stearns
Recipient
City of Alexandria
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To draft a Historic Context Study and integrate the study with the city's comprehensive plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
To assist in acquiring and installing compact storage to better preserve significant evidence from the county's past.
Stevens
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on the importance of water in Dakota history in Minnesota.

Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pennington
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,664
To hire consultants to develop an exhibit on Dakota culture and history.
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pennington
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800

Three radio theatre scripts were produced using the synthesized oral histories of Douglas County's elder residents. The oral histories had been gathered earlier as part of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history project to preserve the stories of Minnnesota's Greatest Generation. The topics for the scripts were: the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war economic Boom. Each script was vetted by knowledgeable content experts and the information presented is historically accurate.

Douglas
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) will complete the innovative community engagement process started with the previous Legacy grant. CMSM will build upon the progress created with the previous Legacy grant by transitioning the team's focus to carrying-out of strategic access strategies that engage a diversity of community members in the exhibit development process, resulting in the completion of fabrication plans for exhibits and environments that are accessible; engaging; and reflect the diverse art, culture, and heritage of southern Minnesota.

Aitkin
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried out through four successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota will use the 2014-15 direct appropriation to complete fabrication and installation of several exhibit components for its permanent facility. Local resources, volunteers, and community involvement will be combined with museum expertise to complete this process.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To hire a professional paper conservator to assess a historical textile collection in preparation of a long range plan
Douglas
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.
Douglas
Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Kensington Area Heritage Society museum environment.
Douglas
Grant
Pope
Stevens
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,500

To hire qualified professionals to create drawings and specifications for Kanabec County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade.

Kanabec
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,355
To hire a qualified museum lighting professional to develop a museum lighting plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To supplement the "Men and Women of the Land" exhibit at the Stevens County History Museum
Stevens
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,350
To hire qualified professionals to research and write an exhibit script on the history of Stevens County residents.
Stevens
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,836

Kanabec County Historical Society purchased a ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm system which included a Apple laptop computer, Windows 7 for Macs and Stylus Photo software and a printer to broaden public access to primary historical records.

Kanabec
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900
To microfilm four years of one Kanabec County newspaper not currently on microfilm
Kanabec
Recipient
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,361
To hire professional conservators to assess historically significant collections and write a long range preservation plan.
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,043

To add 36 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility

Kanabec
Recipient
Morris Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$652

25 standard Minnesota history titles were added to enhance the collection at the Morris Public Library. Several titles were replacement copies for books that had worn out.

Stevens
Recipient
Douglas County Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$537

The DCL purchased 23 books from the Minnesota History Bookshelf to provide access to a more current and complete overview of Minnesota history for their patrons. Some of the books will serve as replacements for older more worn books. They were presented to the public on a featured display.

Douglas
Recipient
YMCA Youth in Government
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Civics Education Coalition will create opportunities for students, enrich teacher capacity to engage students, and build state-wide networks. Work will include an interactive website, online youth summit, youth conference, new lessons for educators, teacher institutes, and expansion of the statewide Civic Education Network and its activities.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,848
To complete an interpretive plan for the museum in order to better serve the public by increasing access to the history of lakes recreation.
Statewide
Douglas
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,975

To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society's lighting system.

Douglas
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and is commonly found in groundwater throughout much of Minnesota. The occurrence and distribution of arsenic in groundwater is difficult to predict. Research is steadily increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and geologic conditions that determine arsenic occurrence in groundwater. The arsenic concentration in a new well, measured at the time of construction, is sometimes higher or lower, compared to subsequent sampling results.

Anoka
Becker
Carlton
Carver
Clay
Hennepin
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Norman
Otter Tail
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,059

To provide better organization of the museum's clothing collection, allowing for greater public access to the community's historic resources.

Stevens
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health with the assistance of the Board of Water and Soil Resources protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.”

Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Martin
Mille Lacs
Norman
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Wright
Recipient
Westside Del Valle Homeowners Association
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,306
Fund Source

Well and wellhouse improvement and repair.

Douglas
Recipient
Blades Store
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,127
Fund Source

Drill a new well

Douglas
Recipient
City of Osakis
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,955
Fund Source
Seal well, public education
Douglas
Recipient
Millerville Municipal Liquor Store
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,747
Fund Source
Well construction, well sealing
Douglas
Recipient
City of Evansville
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$762
Fund Source
Public education
Douglas
Recipient
Central Specialties Inc.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install water treatment system at the main point of entry from the well
Douglas
Recipient
City of Alexandria
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,241
Fund Source
Drill exploratory well; Update City website
Douglas